Saturday, April 18, 2009

Finding your right size

Hey Divas!

So sometimes when we are between department stores sizes or we are not sure what style dress would be the most flattering on us, we ask our girlfriends for help. Sometimes though, we are thinking about this at 10:30 pm the day before we need this new outfit.
This is how I discovered a great website.

This is a detailed website that you put your measurements into and it tells you what your body shape is, what designs will be flattering, and based on your personal style, help you shop for the clothes you want in your perfect size!
So try it out, its free!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Here's your weekly comic, all!!  I didn't color it because I wanted to try something new. :] Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Don't forget to get your passport

Hello Divas!

Soon, when you want to travel out of the Unites States, you will have to have your passport. Don't wait till the last minute, get yours now before the rush.
They have a great passport card that you can get also. It's like your drivers license, so you can keep it in your purse for those quick excursions for Canada and Mexico. I added a link for you to get all the information. Many post offices have an easy way to do your paperwork & get your pictures, you just need to make an appointment. I'm getting mine for a great cruise to Mexico!
Cruises are you best value trips right now, prices are lower than they have been in years. Check out a cruise near you...
Divas need vacations too!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wine Tasting in M.D. Fashion!

Today I bring you the first segment of D'Vine Wines and Virtual Tastings. All the wines I will be sharing with you are special because they are enjoyable, affordable and wont leave you feeling hung-over financial. I will be going to places like Costco, Trader Joe's and other local wine stores to find and share wines that taste like a second mortgage but at a cost all of us can afford to enjoy! We've all seen wines with high rating only to later learn that you had to forgo groceries for a month just to enjoy it's experience.....BUT since the wine industry has been affected by the current economy there are great opportunities to experience numerous great wines at reasonable prices!

In true wine tasting fashion, I will be tasting and writing about no more then five wines at a time. This is to make sure the palate is not over stimulated in each virtual tasting. The important thing is to enjoy the experience without bankrupting your wallet!


Juan Gil 2006 Juan Gil

Robert Parker-91 Points

Spain is one of my favorite value regions for wine in the world! This amazing red from the Spanish importer Jorge Ordonez that is 100% pure Monastrell (Mourvedre) is a great example why. It demonstrates what is so amazing about the region of Jumilla. BIG, BOLD, Jammy fruit, expressive aromas and full bodied complexity (these are all attributes that I love in wines). The color is an inky violet. The nose is an intense floral, spice and red berry aromas all which offer striking pungency and clarity! The sweet red fruit on the palate, which is dusted by sexy oak spices and finishes off the taste with a suave gingerbread quality. All of this reminds me of a Southern Rhone wine! This wine is a TRUE Modern Diva find!!! Find this affordable luxury at Whole Foods or other local wine stores costing between $11-$14.

Twin Creeks 2004 Interlude Cabernet Sauvignon

Some People buy wines strictly on liking the label. Well if you are one of them you got lucky!!! Not only is the label an art work in itself but the the wine is a great choice and a great value! This Cabernet Sauvignon is bright, bold and full-bodied, but smooth on the finish. The dark color is enhanced by aromas of pepper and spice. The primary flavors are of black current, blackberries, cherries and the again the kick of pepper. This Cabernet Sauvignon I feel represents a wine that tastes like it costs more then you actually paid! Its such a great deal it can be enjoyed as your everyday pleasure! It's a great wine to enhance roast meats, most cheeses and of course CHOCOLATE!!!! A Napa Valley wine steal at only $11-14.

Sextant 2007 Wheelhouse Zinfandel

If Zins are your SINS, then look no further then for some excellent values from Central California. When you pour this wine in a glass feel how this wine is sumptuous and inviting. The 2007 Sextant Wheelhouse Zin summons a range of fruit characteristics that are underscored by supple tannins. To begin, a touch of cherries flow into hints of dark chocolate which roll into soft notes of raspberries only to be overtaken by a flavorful bite of red plums. Like the turn of a wheel, the structure is circular and the finish lingers with lasting momentum! Another great value at $14-$17.

Maipe 2008 Malbec

Robert Parker-90 Points

Argentina is another great region for valued wines. I love the complexity that a great Malbec can bring to the table. The 2008 Malbec by Maipe is a glass-coating purple color with a striking perfume of violets, black cherry and black raspberry. Exhibiting a surprising complexity for its price category, this wine has gobs of fruit and savory flavors and excellent depth and length. It is an outstanding wine value for enjoying at your next BBQ or just to enjoy a relaxing evening. At only $6-$9 its cheaper then a night out at the movies! Date Night Tip: For all us Penny Pinching a bottle of this and order a movie off the T.V....all for under $15!!!


The Ultimate Blog Party (UBP)!!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Calling all Women and Moms! Come join the fun with the Ultimate Blog Party from March 20-27th! The Ultimate Blog Party is all about building online friendships, discovering great new blogs/websites and is the perfect event to build your network and have some serious blogging fun, all without stepping away from your machine :) Last year, the Ultimate Blog Party 2008 had over 1500 bloggers participating and the UBP 2008 related pages had over 72,000 page views, with the actual UBP 2008 party receiving over 20,000 page views. This is a fabulous opportunity to introduce your blog to the masses and to find new blogs for your blogrolls!

This year they made sure to invite everyone to the party! So they are using Facebook and Twitter to promote the UBP ‘09. Just imagine all the friends and followers who could find YOUR blog! So make sure to invite your Facebook friends and Twitter followers! There will even be prized for them!!! When using Twitter make sure to use hashtag #ubp09.

It’s simple to join the fun and lots of ways to get involved! You can simply read the UBP post, publish your own party post on your blog and/or sign one or all of the Mr. Linky link at the end of the party's page!

Here are the rules (Please Visit the UBP for all the details!):
  • Read and comment on UBP 2009 post to be entered in the draw for PRIZES.
  • If you have a blog, write a party post on your site, include a UBP 09 Button and tell us which prizes you want if you win.
  • Add your blog URL and/or your Facebook link and/or your twitter link to the appropriate Mr. Linky.
  • Visit tons of blogs, Facebook pages and follow new twitter friends from the Mr. Linkies. (To be eligible for prizes, we ask that you visit and comment on at least 20 blogs.)
So Modern Diva Nation pull up your chair, enjoy a cocktail, maybe a sweet or two :) and enjoy the blogosphere!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

VGNO First Day of Spring Party!


Check out Ann's blog tonight and join the fun!!

As always sign up...check out the giveaway and then go blog hopping!

But First a Cocktail from Ann @ Ann Again...and again
. This week's drink is a delicious penny pinching beverage! Perfect for all us Divas needing a fabulous beverage to end a long week but don't want to break the bank!

*Light, sweet red wine

~Serve in goblets, and for a bit of spring flair, serve with the rose petals floating on the top. (Can easily be made alcohol free)

Have Fun at VGNO and good luck in the giveaway!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Your Daily Eat Green Tip!

Don't Open that Door!!! Every time you peek in the oven it loses 25 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit! This tip courtesy of THE BON APPETIT, take it or leave it :)